Summer Sleeping Woes?
Having problems with sleeping in the summer? Summer can bring its own set of challenges when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Longer days, hotter nights, and increased stimulation can all impact our sleep quality. I give you some practical solutions to tackle summer sleep challenges.
Living in far north regions like Alaska and Michigan means dealing with longer daylight hours. Too much light disrupts sleeping in summer. To combat this, it’s crucial to create a sleep-friendly environment. Invest in blackout curtains and consider using earplugs or a white noise machine to block out excessive daylight and noise.
EMF Affects Sleep Quality
Technology can disrupt our sleep patterns due to the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) it emits. According to RadiaSmart, “EMFs can negatively affect our sleep quality is due to their interference with melatonin production in the body.”
To promote better sleep, avoid using electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime. This includes TVs, cellphones, and any other EMF-emitting devices. Plus, the blue light emitted by screens can interfere with the darkness of your room. Consider reducing exposure to blue light and maintaining a tech-free hour before bed.
Meditation for a Calm Mind
Engaging in meditation an hour before bedtime can have significant benefits for sleep. It helps relax the mind, release emotions, and prepare your brain for restful sleep. Various techniques can be used, such as “Box Breathing.” Additionally, binaural audios can be helpful. Feel free to contact me for recommendations.
Maintaining an optimal room temperature is crucial for quality sleep. Healthline suggests a temperature of around 65°F (18°C) for better sleep. Our bodies naturally release warmth while sleeping, and extreme temperatures can disrupt our internal temperature regulation, leading to disturbed sleep.
Hydration and Sleep
Hot summer days and physical activity can lead to increased sweating and dehydration. Even normal breathing releases water vapor, approximately 300-400 milliliters of water a day. Sleep deprivation may worsen dehydration, which can, in turn, impact sleep. It’s essential to stay hydrated throughout the day to support healthy sleep patterns. Above all remember to drink more than half your body weight in ounces a day during the summer months. If you normally drink 80 ounces of water, increase it to 100 ounces. Consume the water throughout the day.
Essential Oils for Sleep
Consider using essential oils to promote relaxation and sleep. These essential oils can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
The Good Night Essential Oil Blend helps to balance the brain and body to promote a relaxing and rejuvenating sleep cycle. This essential oil blend is formulated with the Earth Scent™ Essential Oil Blend and is mixed with several other oils. The combination creates a blend that may help to soothe the body and the mind to achieve peaceful sleep.
To Be At Peace™ supports the nervous system, promotes restful sleep, and helps reduce or eliminate addictions. It promotes calm and peace for both children and pets. The aroma alone can aid in soothing the nerves, provide emotional support, and strengthen the ability to stay focused. With massage, it can help ease aching, over-used muscles, relieve the over-stimulated mind and make falling asleep easier. The anti-inflammatory properties of this blend help relax the muscles around the spine to allow it to realign itself. A nickname for this oil is “Chiropractor in a Bottle.”
This blend is used to aid with scarring and restoration of tissue. It is soothing and anti-inflammatory. For children and adults alike, it is sweet, nurturing, and calming for stress, tension and insomnia. It may help relieve spasms, cramps, muscular pain, migraines and teething pain. Excellent for hair and skin care, including cradle cap, burns, dermatitis, ulcers and wounds. It may also help with digestive problems and colic.
Melatonin Sleep Products
Additionally, sleep-promoting products that contain Melatonin and other ingredients are beneficial:
All-natural Sleep EZE is formulated with a proprietary blend of herbs (passion flower, valerian, lemon balm chamomile, hops) and other natural ingredients to support healthy, restful sleep.
By delivering a proprietary combination of botanicals, known for their sleep-supporting benefits including phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil, chamomile, lavender, valerian, and melatonin, Hemp FX® Relax is able to target the pathways that help the body enter a state of deep relaxation.
If you’re interested in more personalized recommendations, reach out to me for a Free Private Consultation.
Don’t let the challenges of summer affect your sleep quality. By implementing these strategies, you can improve your summer sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
Remember, prioritizing restful sleep is essential for overall well-being and enjoying all the summer activities to the fullest.